Our society says you can be anyone you decide to be.
Don’t like your gender?
Don’t like the opposite sex?
“Go with whatever you prefer,” our world says.
For those of us who believe in God, we can’t leave God out of the equation. We are bound by our faith to see what God says about it. If you follow in obedience as He directs in His word, The Holy Bible, you are a faithful Christian. If you’re not a woman of faith, maybe this post will demonstrate the perspective of an authentic Christian’s faith beliefs.
Picture this scenario: Someone sees you struggling with a lifestyle choice, and then they see you give in obedience to the Lord, they don’t understand. They sometimes turn to you and accuse.
“You’re settling!” They claim.
It’s as if they’re saying you’ve settled for second best. They believe that being true to ourselves is always choosing what we want for ourselves. Like pleasing ourselves alone should be top priority.
Do they really believe that the very best for your life is what you choose over what God would choose for you?
Let’s look a little deeper. Christians know that God has His best in store for His children.
And we know that God causes everything
to work together for the good
of those who love God and are called
according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28)
God created us. He knows intimately everything about us, warts and all. Rather than caving to cultural acceptance of who we want to be, let’s cave to God’s best for us.
Let’s take addiction, for example. The pull of addiction is strong and serious. I get that. It’s not to be taken lightly. But, I know without a doubt that God will heal us of addiction when we turn to Him for healing.
It’s a long process, sometimes a life-long one. It takes commitment. And the Lord will see us through it. With love and commitment to the Lord in our affliction, He will turn it around. To His faithful children, He gives a life filled with His blessings. When we honor Him in our decisions, He blesses that – with more good things than we can imagine.
Later, sometimes much later, we look back and say “Wow.”
I’m so glad I didn’t miss out on God’s best,
for it truly has been better than I could have ever dreamed.
Our decisions matter. For women of faith, we need not settle for second best, which is the “worldly” best. God designs our days perfectly for His faithful ones, those who love Him and honor Him in obedience to His Word.
Choose the very best – God’s best for your life.
In your lifetime, how has God shown His best to be better than you’d ever imagined? When you run across someone who’s making a crucial life decision, do you think you could share that with them – to help them realize God’s ultimate best?